Save Left Shark: Katy Perry, Intellectual Property, and 3D Printing

29 (1) Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin 15-21

Posted: 5 Mar 2018 Last revised: 4 Aug 2018

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Matthew Rimmer

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Date Written: February 23, 2016

Abstract

There has been much interest in how intellectual property law, policy and practice will adapt to the emergence of 3D printing and the maker movement. Intellectual property lawyers will have to grapple with the impact of additive manufacturing upon a variety of forms of intellectual property — including copyright law, trade mark law, designs law, patent law and trade secrets. The disruptive technology of 3D printing will both pose opportunities and challenges for legal practitioners and policy makers. A performance by pop princess Katy Perry at the 2015 Super Bowl has sparked a public controversy over intellectual property, internet memes and 3D printing.

Keywords: Copyright Law, Trademark Law, 3D Printing, Maker Movement, Remix Culture, Katy Perry

JEL Classification: K20

Suggested Citation

Rimmer, Matthew, Save Left Shark: Katy Perry, Intellectual Property, and 3D Printing (February 23, 2016). 29 (1) Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin 15-21. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3129163

Matthew Rimmer (Contact Author)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) ( email )

Level 4, C Block Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane, Queensland QLD 4000
Australia

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